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Driveway Alert
Sensor Type
Motion / PIR / Occupancy
Compatibility
Contact Closure / Relay
Features
Battery Operated
Wireless
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
Brand
Dakota Alert
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Buried Driveway Probe Sends Instant Alert if a Car is on Your Property
Dakota Alert WPA-3000 Wireless Probe Driveway Alert
Dakota Alert WPA-3000 Wireless Probe Driveway Alert
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What's Included
Dakota Alert WPA-3000 Wireless Probe Driveway Alert
Item# 7313
Price: Normally $299.99 
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Overview

  • Driveway probe won't send false alarms triggered by animals
  • Transmitter sends radio signal to receiver up to 600 feet away
  • 4 different tones alert to breaches from up to four different transmitters
  • Transmitter powered by 4 CR123A batteries (included)
  • Receiver powered by 12V DC output terminal
  • Expandable system

Essential Info

Don't let unexpected visitors surprise you. The Wireless Probe Driveway Alert system sends instant alerts from the foot of your driveway when a car enters your property, but not large animals. Ideal for locations where there may be wildlife that causes false signals with a standard motion detecting system, the Wireless Probe Driveway Alert system includes a buried probe at the base of your driveway and sends a signal to the transmitter when a car is detected. The weatherproof transmitter operates on one 9-volt battery (sold separately) and is easily mounted on a tree or post near the driveway (mounting materials sold separately). The transmitter sends a radio signal back to the receiver, which can be placed in your home up to 600 feet away.

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What's Included

  • 1x - Transmitter
  • 1x - Probe
  • 1x - 50 feet Direct Burial Cable
  • 1x - Receiver
  • 1x - DC Adapter
  • 4x - CR123A Battery
  • 1x - Transmitter Instructions
  • 1x - Receiver Instructions
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    The Wireless Probe Driveway Alert comes with 50 feet of direct burial wire connecting the probe to the exterior case. The probe is buried parallel to the driveway, and detects vehicles passing by within approximately 10 to 12 feet. The direct burial cable can be run to a tree or post nearby, where the transmitter box is located. When a vehicle drives by, the transmitter sends a signal to the receiver up to 600 feet away.

    The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet and can be placed on a table or mounted on the wall (mounting materials sold separately). When the receiver gets a signal from the transmitter, one of four user-specified tones (Classical, Westminster Chime, Ding Dong, or Whistle) sounds for a few seconds. There is also a volume control, allowing you to set the sound to the desired level.

    Up to four different zones can be monitored by adding additional transmitters (sold separately). The transmitters can be programmed so they will each sound a different tone at the receiver. Extra receivers are available to be purchased separately — put them in several rooms in your house, so you'll always know the instant someone drives onto your property.

    A wireless alert system is also available with a motion detector. Its transmitter has an internal passive IR motion detector that can sense the presence of people or cars up to 80 feet away.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Dakota Alert Product No.:WPA-3000
    Dimensions:Transmitter: 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 3"; receiver: 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"
    Cable Length:50 feet
    Frequency:433.92 MHz
    Transmitter Power:4 CR123A batteries
    Receiver Operating Voltage:12V DC
    12V DC Output Current:400 mA maximum
    Relay Output Rating:24V DC at 3 amp
    Maximum Number of Transmitters:4
    Maximum Number of Receivers:Unlimited
    Approvals:FCC compliant
    Warranty:1 year, limited



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    Receiver Controls  Receiver Connections  Transmitter DIP Switch, Battery Connection  What's Included 
    Receiver Controls  Receiver Connections  Transmitter DIP Switch, Battery Connection  What's Included 

    Reviews

    56 Ratings
    5 star: 64%  (36)
    4 star: 18%  (10)
    3 star: 5%  (3)
    2 star: 9%  (5)
    1 star: 4%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (56 customer ratings)
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    MICHAEL -- bradford, OH   1/9/2014
    Your description on the page I purchased it from said it had a 9 volt battery. This why I ordered this model. I have one like it all ready and was ordering one for my parents. When I received it is not the 9 volt variety. So your web page is wrong. Dakota Alert say they haven’t made the one with 9volt battery for over a year.
    PATRICIA -- moores hill, IN   12/16/2013
    We purchased this system a year ago, and are very satisfied. This new purchase was for a Christmas present for our son. Our friends also purchased a system, since we were so pleased with ours.
    ARLENE -- hoquiam, WA   10/12/2013
    The Driveway Alert works just fine. I get the Westminster Chimes alert sound which is very pleasant to hear. My neighbor, who is very handy with these types of Alert, in fact, he has one just like mine, installed the sensor underground. Compared to some of the other Alerts that I saw online, yours was very reasonably priced. I am satisfied with the Dakota Alert.
    BOB -- graysville, TN   9/8/2013
    This product was very easy to install, and it seems to be working great. It is expensive but worth it.
    BOB -- graysville, TN   8/3/2013
    This product was defective, so I called and received paperwork to send it back. I love this product when it works properly. This is the second one that I have purchased. My first one lasted 4 years and then just quit working.
    Bob -- lexington, NC   3/7/2013
    I installed this alert two years ago and it is working flawlessly. It is on its second 9v battery. It would be nice if the inside receiver/chime also had outputs to create scenes.
    RALPH -- lagrange, KY   12/18/2011
    This alert works as advertised and is easy to install.It could be better if the transmitter were a camouflaged color.The instruction pamphlet should explain better on using the dry contact,but someone with a little experience can see how to use it pretty easy.
    Jeremy -- wetumpka, AL   11/2/2011
    Installed this along with an EZsnsRF so it can talk to my ISY-99. Now when someone drives up while I'm at work I get a text message and if someone drives up at night the driveway lights turn on. Good stuff and simple to setup!
    STEPHEN -- knoxville, TN   1/16/2011
    Works perfectly
    ROLAND -- luxemburg, WI   10/14/2010
    The first Driveway Alert that I ordered did not work properly, and I had to return it. I was so glad that I tested it along side the driveway before burying the probe and wire. Smarthome was very good about the return and shipping out a new one. This one seems to be working fine. I find it hard to believe that these units are capable of the advertised range, but at shorter ranges they seem to work well.
    BONNIE -- langley, BC   9/16/2010
    we cannot get the probe to work. It picks up sounds from the train a mile away and from our neighbour's backhoe, but does not react to the sound of an automobile going near the probe.
    DEBORAH -- lost creek, WV   9/12/2010
    Product is very inconsistant. Sometimes it will alert you to visitors and sometimes it doesn't
    ROGER -- pullman, WA   7/1/2010
    I installed the unit in my driveway, about 500' away. It is working flawlessly. I am very pleased. (One note: It initially didn't work because the sensor wires were not actually connected within the transmitter box. I dad to connect them. I believe that should have been done by the manufacturer.)
    BERNADETTE -- lynchburg, VA   1/28/2010
    This works just as described. It's wonderful to have notice when someone drives into our driveway.
    CAROL -- delaware, OH   1/10/2010
    We are grateful for our driveway alert. We live in the country, a mile long driveway and lots of trees. We now know when a car is coming. The deer and wildlife have not been a problem.
    GREG -- miami beach, FL   12/13/2009
    So far this has worked as promised. VEry sensitive and sensitivity can be adjusted. NOTE: it is recommended to place a PVC pipe around any part of the wire which may cross into a flower bed in case an edger is used neaar the grass or flower bed. This was recommended by my landscape lighting professional as he claims that inevitably these cords get cut otherwise.
    Michio -- seattle, WA   12/11/2009
    I really love this item... when it works. It can reach from the end of our driveway, around 120 ft away, without much difficulty, but the problem is the transmitter/probe. I've had two of these fail now. They seem to work for a while, but after a few months of working, they just stop working. I tried wrapping the probe carefully in plastic to make sure that water wasn't seeping into the casing, but the second one has died as of last week. Disappointing.
    GREG -- miami beach, FL   12/4/2009
    The unit works as promised and the sensitivity range is nice. When I first received my unit the range was very short. I called the manufacturer and they sent me a new Board which I installed (they offered to replace the whole thing). Now the range is excellent. Does what it is supposed to do.
    JEAN -- riderwood, MD   11/29/2009
    It worked fine for the first week and now it(alarm) goes off for no reason. I am NOT happy with it right now.
    WALLACE -- rhinebeck, NY   9/25/2009
    It was easy to install and work perfectly from the get-go. We live in a rural area and have a long drive. We are very happy with the wireless probe alert.

    Accessories

    9-Volt Battery  Extra Transmitter for Wireless Probe Driveway Alert  Extra Wireless Receiver for Wireless Motion Alert   
    9-Volt Battery  Extra Transmitter for Wireless Probe Driveway Alert  Extra Wireless Receiver for Wireless Motion Alert   

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